Mountain T.O.P. (Tennessee Outreach Project) is a Christian nonprofit, partnership ministry seeking to meet the physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs of the Cumberland Mountain people. Mountain T.O.P. believes in elevating local assets to address the challenges of persistent poverty. We see value in the people and this place and trust that building meaningful relationships will result in more sustainable change – an internal empowerment to make a difference.
For over 40 years, Mountain T.O.P. has thrived as a strategic community partner in Grundy County, TN located in the Appalachian region. Mountain T.O.P. focuses on activities such as reducing substandard housing, supporting lifelong learning and leadership, and promoting overall wellness. Through the direct services of home repair and summer day camps for local children, Mountain T.O.P. provides an opportunity for participants nationwide to work alongside local families, crossing cultural barriers to build community, finding sustainable solutions for essential needs, and ultimately reversing the effects of fatalism.